Thirties
Thirty Thir"ty, n.; pl. {Thirties}. 1. The sum of three tens, or twenty and ten; thirty units or objects. [1913 Webster]

2. A symbol expressing thirty, as 30, or XXX. [1913 Webster]


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  • thirties — 1827 as the years of someone s life between 30 and 39; 1830 as a decade of years in a given century. See THIRTY (Cf. thirty) …   Etymology dictionary

  • thirties — see eighties …   Modern English usage

  • thirties — noun a) A decade starting with the year xx30, most usually the decade from 1930 to 1939. He looked to be in his thirties. b) The decade of ones life from age 30 through age 39 …   Wiktionary

  • thirties — noun 1. the time of life between 30 and 40 (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑mid thirties, ↑thirty something • Hypernyms: ↑time of life • Part Holonyms: ↑adulthood, ↑maturity …   Useful english dictionary

  • thirties — n. years between 1930 and 1939 thir·ty || θɜrtɪ / θɜːtɪ n. number 30 adj. being 30 in number …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mid-thirties — n. the time of life between 30 and 40. Syn: thirties, thirty something. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dirty thirties — 1930s, when drought caused hardship on the prairie; dirty thirties    During the dirty thirties, soil drifted into the ditches and crops wouldn t grow …   English idioms

  • Seven-thirties — Sev en thir ties, n. pl. A name given to three several issues of United States Treasury notes, made during the Civil War, in denominations of $50 and over, bearing interest at the rate of seven and three tenths (thirty hundredths) per cent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hungry thirties — See dirty thirties …   English idioms

  • mid-thirties — noun the time of life between 30 and 40 (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑thirties, ↑thirty something • Hypernyms: ↑time of life • Part Holonyms: ↑adulthood, ↑maturity …   Useful english dictionary

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